TNI Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program

ANAB offers accreditation to The NELAC Institute (TNI) Volume 1: Management and Technical Requirements for Laboratories Performing Environmental Analysis.

Environmental laboratories can now become accredited to multiple standards through one accreditation process. In addition to the TNI 2009 standard, the laboratory will be accredited to ISO/IEC 17025 and has the additional options for accreditation to the Department of Defense (DoD) Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELAP) and the TNI Non-governmental Accreditation Body (NGAB) Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELAP).

The coordinated approach to environmental programs gives ANAB accredited laboratories mechanisms for greater responsiveness to laboratories' changing needs. ANAB can adapt to any scope required by the laboratory and are not limited to only accredit to analytes regulated by state entities through regulation. ANAB has available means to provide scope expansions to laboratories within reasonable timeframes, cooperation that is necessary to allow for adequate response to short turn-around bids and proposals.

ANAB is currently accepting new applications for accreditation of laboratories that intend to test to the TNI requirements. ANAB is working with existing accredited laboratories to add compliance with these requirements to their existing scopes of accreditation.

ANAB accepts applications from laboratories interested in accreditation to the TNI standard.

Program Documents (including FA 2004, MA 2100, SR 2419, DoD ELAP SR 2420, and other documents)

For more information or to obtain a quote, contact Roger Muse, or 414-501-5455. 

TNI Environmental Proficiency Test Provider

In addition to offering a traditional ISO/IEC 17043 PT provider accreditation program, ANAB is recognized by TNI as an approved accreditation body for PT providers conducting PT studies for the evaluation of environmental testing laboratories. This program is called the National Environmental Proficiency Testing Program (NEPTP).

NEPTP relies on consensus standards representing the best professional practices in the industry to establish requirements for this program. The TNI Standard for PT Providers, Volume 3, is modeled after ISO/IEC Guide 43, General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories. TNI Standard Volume 4 is requirements for a proficiency test provider accreditor. The standard is based on ISO/IEC 17011:2004, Conformity Assessment - General Requirements for Accreditation Bodies Accrediting Conformity Assessment Bodies.

The following shall apply, as appropriate, and ANAB will ensure that:

  • The PT provider's quality management system meets the requirements of ISO 9001 for the design, production, testing, and distribution of PT samples and the evaluation of PT results.
  • The PT provider's manufacturing system meets the requirements of ISO Guide 34, General Requirements for the Competence of Reference Material Producers.
  • The testing facilities used to support the verification, homogeneity, and stability testing required in the standard meet the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025, General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories.

TNI PTP Documents

For more information, contact Roger Muse, or 414-501-5455.